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Tranquil Bon Secour River Cabin, Near Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This cabin is located directly on the Bon Secour River, in Bon Secour near Foley. Alabama. It is a stilted cabin, which looks out over a bend in the river where birds and wildlife abound. You can fish from the cabin's own dock or bring your boat and explore the river, Bon Secour Bay, Mobile Bay, the intracoastal waterway, or even the Gulf of Mexico. It's also a great river for kayaking.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are just minutes away if you need to get away from the tranquility of the cabin. Beaches, golf courses, shopping, outlet malls, nightlife, you name it. Even the Casinos of Biloxi and Gulfport are less than two hours away.

You can even go over to Pensacola Florida and watch the Blue Angeles at the Naval Air Station, only 40 minutes away. At this Bon Secour cabin, you can do as much or as little as you like.

The cabin has a full kitchen, living room with flat screen TV, plus a Flat screen TV in the master. And another flat screen in the second bedroom. Cable included. Queen bed in the master, full size in the second bedroom. You can sit out on the porch overlooking the dock and river or go downstairs to enjoy the river from the porch swing, table and chairs and both a gas and charcoal grill. A boat ramp is located on site.

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Mike McBrayer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Mike McBrayer

My partners and I love to fish. We love boating and just being on the water.

Mike McBrayer purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mike McBrayer chose Foley

This is one very pretty little river. We travel down to the gulf coast constantly. Most of our locations tend to be on the beach or bay so when we happended upon this great place on this terrific river we had to get it. It would be our fishing cabin and we would treat our guest as fellow fishing buds.

What makes this cabin unique

The beach is nice but the Bon Secour River is really what rest and relaxation is all about. Just having the boat steps away is worth it all. Within minutes you can be catching fish or just cruising the river. Even kayaking up river into the fresh water to catch a bass or get a look at a gator. And world class dining is only a couple of miles away over at Tin Top. And of course all that beach stuff is just down the road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've been on a whirlwind trip since we left the cabin. I'm not even home yet. We went ATL to Narita, Japan, then I went to Seoul to pick up an airplane and fly it back to Guangzhou, China. The cabin was great! We'll be back in lower Alabama for part of the summer, and I hope that the cabin's available again so that we can stay there. We saw two dolphins swim by the cabin one evening. Too cool!!
Mar 2010
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Foley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Dock, boat ramp, river access, small gated community, only 18 cabins total. Great neighbors.


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Tranquil Bon Secour River Cabin, Near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. 2 good sized bedrooms, full bath, fully equipped kitchen with good appliances, and TV's in both bedrooms and living room. 2 kayaks were provided and we went out in them a couple of times...a new experience for both of us! The Bon Secour River (French for Safe Harbor) is a wonderfully peaceful setting and nice for first time kayakers. We were there for Hurricane Nate and felt safe and secure. There are several nice restaurants nearby and lots of shopping. The downtown area of Foley is very sweet and has a couple of free museums. The city of Fairhope is very nice and is about a 30 - 40 minute drive and well worth it. We would definitely consider going back for another relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy and I'm so glad you enjoyed our little cabin. You and your husband were such great guests and I appreciate how you fearlessly embraced Hurricane Nate and sent me pictures of the river rising (but not getting above the dock). Please come back when you can. I owe you dinner at Tin Top for your bravery! And really? Foley has a couple of free museums?? I am embarrassed to admit I didn't know that so thanks for educating me.
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What a great place.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our boys stayed at Mike's Oct. 8-12, 2015. Had a great time. The house is located within 15 minutes of everything. My oldest son and I fished Perdido Pass, Little Lagoon, Bon Secour at Billy's Seafood, and Dixie Bar/Fort Morgan. All withing a few minutes of the house. My wife and youngest went to the Shrimp Festival and outlets (5 minutes away). Dock was great and wildlife everywhere. Wouldn't believe dauphins come this far up, but they came every morning and evening we were there. We will be back. Mike is a great host and Chad Christian and Jason Padgett are great neighbors to have during your stay. Everyone was very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Will be staying here again soon. GREAT place to stay. Clean, quite and very close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect River Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the winter months at the River Cabin and it is all that the site says and more. Sitting on the deck or on the patio under the house, you not only enjoy the river but the pelicans diving for fish, ducks paddling by, occasional dolphins, and boaters and/or kayakers. We were within 10-15 minutes of the gulf and golf courses. Great places to eat abound and would recommend the Tin Top, Poppa Rocco's, Flora-Bama, and Wintzler's. The owner -Mike- is a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much! Close to the beach and attractions, but still quiet and peaceful!! The kids loved fishing off the pier, enjoyed the kayaks, and we had the pool all to ourselves!! The house was clean and had everything we needed!! The owner was easy to work and very nice! We look forward to stating here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect time away

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a stress free, calm, pretty and tranquil place to rest and relax. I sure found it! The accommodations were clean. The bed was comfortable. Sitting on the porch and watching the rain, ducks, turtles, birds and a few boats go by was perfect! Tin Roof in Bon Secour and Fish River Grill in Foley are great places to eat. Groceries are close by and everyone is very friendly. The owner is very nice to work with too! My grown kids came for a day and had a blast kayaking. The pool was clean and quiet. Great place- I will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tin Top
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary

Plenty of guides in the area and they will gladly pick you up at our dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $110

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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